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9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Central Park West Meadow at the corner of New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard, Winter Park. This fun-filled event will provide as much excitement and laughs for the adults as it will for the kids — just don’t forget to bring your own Easter basket. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m., with an official starting signal. Children with special needs are also encouraged to join in the fun. More than 14,000 stuffed eggs will be placed throughout the Central Park West Meadow, and as always, every child will leave with an Easter egg. New this year is the addition of an “Easter Kids Zone” that will open when the egg hunt concludes.

Winter Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is the city’s longest running community event. Grandparents are now carrying on the tradition by bringing their grandchildren to hunt for eggs. (407) 599-3334.



10 a.m. to noon (with the egg hunt at 10:30) Saturday, April 20, at the Jim Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road. The egg hunt is open to children ages 12 and younger. Children should bring a basket or sack to scoop up the thousands of candy- and prize-filled eggs. Admission is free. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos and there will be prizes, inflatables and face painting. Snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to take non-perishable food items to be donated to the West Orange Christian Service Center.

An Easter Coloring Contest, sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, is being held for children ages 12 and younger. Coloring sheets can be picked up at the Jim Beech Recreation Center or downloaded at The deadline to submit coloring sheets is 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Prizes will be given to the top three finalists in each age group. (407) 905-3180 or visit



6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Crooked Can Brewing Company’s Barrel Room, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Crooked Can is looking for 16 of the area’s funniest dads. If you think you have the best PG dad jokes, join the bracket-style competition. Registration fee is $10. Sign up at



10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20, starting with a parade from Pocket Park to Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. The Windermere Police Department sponsors the annual event, which includes the mayor and town manager. In the Easter egg hunt, every egg will have a toy, candy or special prize. Prizes awarded include special baskets and bicycles. There will be refreshments, and the Easter Bunny will be there for photos.


10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Hamlin, 14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden. Meet the Easter Bunny and post for photos, hunt for Easter eggs, color, play games and participate in other fun activities at this free family event. Egg hunts will be broken into age groups: 10:30 for ages 3 and younger, 11:30 for ages 4 to 6 and 12:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 10. Parents must preregister at // Live music presented by Abby Baird on ukulele. Food trucks will be set up to sell meals, snacks, mimosas and non-alcoholic drinks.



10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Newton Park, 31 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. The Winter Garden Lions Club has been hosting this annual egg hunt for more than 60 years. Easter baskets will be awarded to the golden-egg winners, and a separate basket will be raffled off to event guests. Winter Garden’s police and fire departments will be there to greet children, and several Winter Garden churches will offer various activities and food.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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